Debian DLA-1349-1 : linux-tools security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 109064


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


This update doesn't fix a vulnerability in linux-tools, but provides support for building Linux kernel modules with the 'retpoline' mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).

This update also includes bug fixes from the upstream Linux 3.2 stable branch up to and including 3.2.101.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.101-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-tools packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109064

File Name: debian_DLA-1349.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/17/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libusbip-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-kbuild-3.2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-tools-3.2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:usbip, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2018